Pre-Match Pack: Middlesex

Saturday 11th June 2022
Photography by: David Griffin

Derbyshire have named a 15-man squad for their return to LV= County Championship action against Middlesex at Queen’s Park, Chesterfield, starting tomorrow (11am). 

Red ball captain, Billy Godleman, returns to the squad to face his high-flying former county, with fellow opener Shan Masood coming into the game with back-to-back half-centuries in the Vitality Blast, and the second-most first-class runs in the country.

Sam Conners will be looking to add to his 25 wickets in the County Championship so far, while Mark Watt, Alex Thomson or Mattie McKiernan could be entrusted to provide the spin at Chesterfield.

Seamer, Toby Pettman, has joined from Nottinghamshire on loan to provide additional cover for a bowling attack currently depleted by injuries.

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Derbyshire Squad: 

1. Billy Godleman (c)
94. Shan Masood
10. Luis Reece
76. Leus du Plooy
77. Wayne Madsen
29. Brooke Guest (wk)
21. Mattie McKiernan
65. Anuj Dal
18. Alex Hughes
15. Alex Thomson
50. Hayden Kerr
59. Sam Conners
51. Mark Watt
9. George Scrimshaw
Toby Pettman

The Opposition 

Middlesex are currently top of the LV= County Championship Division Two, unbeaten after six matches. 

Experienced seamer, Toby Roland-Jones has the second-most wickets in the division, behind only Matty Potts, with 30 at an average of just 17.30, while the experienced Tim Murtagh is a regular threat to top-order batters up and down the country.

Sam Robson’s 404 runs at 57.71 had led to calls for an England Test recall from some quarters, but instead the opener will be looking to add to his impressive first-class record when he faces Derbyshire at Queen’s Park.

Pre-Match Talk

Mattie McKiernan believes momentum is key for Derbyshire, as they return to red ball action against Middlesex at Queen’s Park. 

McKiernan was speaking after Derbyshire’s second T20 win in 24 hours, which keeps them in contention for place in the knockout stages once the Vitality Blast returns next Saturday.

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Tickets for the BRM Solicitors Chesterfield Festival of Cricket, in association with Chesterfield Borough Council, are on sale now.

Derbyshire face Middlesex in LV= County Championship action to start the Festival at Queen’s Park, before the ever-popular Vitality Blast derby against Yorkshire Vikings returns on Saturday 18 June. Very few tickets remain for the fixture as it heads towards a fourth-straight sell-out.

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How to follow

Derbyshire’s return to Queen’s Park for the LV= County Championship match against Middlesex will be covered live on the Club website, through our Match Centre, delivered in partnership with Purpose Media.

Due to being at an out-ground, the Club’s Live Stream will differ to fixtures played at The Incora County Ground.

Updates will also be provides via our social media channels, so make sure you’re following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, so you never miss a moment of the action.

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Vitality Blast 2022 – Tickets on sale now!

Tickets for all of Derbyshire’s Vitality Blast fixtures are on sale now.

The Falcons will be aiming to extend their Vitality Blast winning streak at Queen’s Park to four matches, when they take on Yorkshire Vikings to close out the BRM Solicitors Festival of Cricket, in association with Chesterfield Borough Council, on Saturday 18 June.

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